Philadelphia weddings: Melissa Butler and Ryan Joyce

They first met in kindergarten.

The Parent Trip: Soleil Bacho and Eoin Halpin of Ardmore

They had just moved to a house—their clothes and kitchenware still in boxes—when Soleil’s labor began in the middle of the night.

The Parent Trip: Soleil Bacho and Eoin Halpin of Ardmore

They had just moved to a house—their clothes and kitchenware still in boxes—when Soleil’s labor began in the middle of the night.

Philadelphia weddings: Christina Kaissi and John Wells

From “How was your day?” to “How would you handle this?” they talked like people who had known and trusted each other for a long time and truly cared how the other was doing, John agreed.

Philadelphia weddings: Christina Kaissi and John Wells

From “How was your day?” to “How would you handle this?” they talked like people who had known and trusted each other for a long time and truly cared how the other was doing, John agreed.

The Parent Trip: Ana Calderon and Matthew Bledsoe of Fairmount

Ana was 36 weeks pregnant—she and Matthew had just moved into a house in Fairmount—when she got a phone call from her brother: their father had suffered a severe heart attack. They flew to Spain immediately.

The Parent Trip: Ana Calderon and Matthew Bledsoe of Fairmount

Ana was 36 weeks pregnant—she and Matthew had just moved into a house in Fairmount—when she got a phone call from her brother: their father had suffered a severe heart attack. They flew to Spain immediately.
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The Parent Trip: Devon and Andrew Klinger of Roxborough

The night before the induction, the baby seemed ready to elbow her way out. Andrew shot a video of Devon's belly, bulging erratically from the inside, "like a dance party," he says.

Philadelphia weddings: Doreen Wirzman and Franklin McGlynn

I think your dad may be someone I was stationed with in Germany," she messaged his son.

Philadelphia weddings: Jamie Shanker and Rick Passero

She was in a new relationship with someone kind and wonderful. But when faced with crises, she wanted Rick.

The Parent Trip: Amy and Jake Ginsburg of Lower Gwynedd

Amy had never abandoned her hope for three; she was so ecstatic to see the positive pregnancy test that she immediately texted a photo to Jake while he was at work.

‘Manspeak’ and ‘womanspeak’: Interpreter needed

I live with a man who can honestly sum up his entire day in a couple pithy and logical sentences. I can spend twice as much time describing a room as I spent in that room.

Philadelphia weddings: Victoria Doyle and Gabriel Morales

The reception featured favorite Philly foods, including soft pretzels that spelled out "Mr. & Mrs. Morales."

The Parent Trip: Lindsay Barrett-Adler and Paul Adler of Roxborough

"Even the mundane drudgery of it: changing diapers, fighting with a toddler to put her to bed. … You still give thanks for having these kids in your life."

After she got his text, she knew he was the one

It was important to the couple that everyone feel welcome, and that the person who performed their ceremony be someone who would happily marry any loving couple, regardless of faith, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

The Parent Trip: Krista Morse of King of Prussia

"He always said, 'You can have anything you want.' But when I said, 'I want to start a family,' he said, 'Anything but that.'"

'Trust me on this,' his brother-in-law told him

"I think after our first date, I knew we were going to get married," he said.

Steve and Mia: My roomie is interested in prostitution as a side hustle

My best friend really needs money and she is thinking about advertising online in our local free paper or in something like Craigslist or Backpage.com. I think this is dangerous. What should I tell her?

The Parent Trip: Paul Buttacavoli of Merion Station

Ultimately, he found an agency that would locate a surrogate and guide him in finding an egg donor. And soon he found himself walking anxiously into a restaurant to meet a potential surrogate and her husband.

Philadelphia weddings: Jill Tatios and Jack Fritz

Jack and Jill met in first grade.

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